A reader shared the video below with this comment:
"I don't know George, this sort of creeps me out."
My comments appear below the video:
My thoughts and reactions to the video:
- It should creep you out. Do you want technology between you and your spouse? During very private, intimate, face-to-face conversations? I think not.
- We consumers are already experiencing the beginnings of emotional technology. To make that tech work, companies must collect data about our moods and emotions. Some examples of this data capture: a) Facebook's expanded list of emojis; b) Facebook saves your unpublished and unedited comments and posts before final posting,
- Consumers decide when and where you want technology in your relationships. That line is already blurred. (Examples: devices with voice-recognition interfaces, such as Amazon Echo and Hello Barbie, that listen 24/7/365.)
- If I was a data broker, of course I'd want to capture your moods and emotions and link them to certain geo-locations and at times of day. Why? It's an opportunity to make more $$$ by selling to advertisers that emotional data so they can serve up supposedly relevant ads responding to your moods in those locations and/or times,
- Wearables, fitness trackers and smart homes outfitted with certain Internet-of-things devices will perform this mood data capture.
- Whenever somebody uses technology to offer convenience, watch out. There is usually are accompanying data capture, tracking, and privacy issues (e.g., notice, consent) embedded. Will companies adequately protect emotional information from data breaches? How will your government and law enforcement acquire, archive, and use moods information?
What are your opinions?